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Video of three men and a boy taken prisoner and beaten inside the
Muslim Brotherhood's encampment at Rabaa al-Adaweya Square in Nasr City,
Cairo, July-August 2013
The video below is discussed in the article,
Sit-ins? Or terror camps? What's in a name?," by Jared Israel
and Samantha Criscione, posted on
Emperor's Clothes on
August 18, 2013.
Below is a video shot from a window or balcony in one of the huge
residential buildings around which the Muslim Brotherhood Rabaa Square encampment in Cairo
was set up. The video is raw footage, consisting of four video
sequences, in which we see Rabaa Square encampment lynch mobs, including
a large number of Brotherhood security guards wearing bright orange day-glo
vests and Brotherhood militia members wearing colored helmets, with some
members of both groups being armed with steel pipes, who have beaten,
and in two of the four cases are still violently beating, three men and
a boy whom they have captured. Apparently the security guards are under
orders to question these people and therefore do not allow the
encampment inmates to kill them immediately.
We do not know the 'offenses' of these victims; perhaps they disagreed
with the Brothers, or perhaps the Brotherhood knows or suspects that
they are anti-Brotherhood activists, or perhaps some Brotherhood militia
captured them near the encampment just in order to supply the demanded
quota of torture detainees.
A man in dark t-shirt and slacks is held by members of a mob, repeatedly
beaten by many people, some with clubs, including by Brotherhood
security guards (wearing day-glo orange vests) and Brotherhood militia
(with colored helmets) and is being taken somewhere in the encampment,
when that segment ends.
A man in white t-shirt and dark slacks is rapidly and violently beaten
by a mob and then half-walked half-dragged by five men to an undisclosed
location. Men wearing the day-glo orange vests of the Rabaa Square
encampment Brotherhood security force are active in the beating and the
moving of this man. One of the five men who walk/drag him away is
wearing an orange vest.
A man in yellow t-shirt, covered with blood, and red slacks has already
been severely beaten and is now being taken away by a group of security
guards in orange day-glo vests.
A boy who has obviously been beaten is taken somewhere in the camp. The
group escorting him includes one man carrying a long steel pipe.
To resume reading the article in which the video above is discussed, go
-- Jared Israel and Samantha Criscione
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